Slightly Foxed Issue 34
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2012
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Ed Kluz
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Slightly Foxed Issue 34

Return to Arcadia

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In this issue

John Walsh meets Mr Enderby and his creator • Linda Leatherbarrow revisits the country girls • Alberto Manguel messes about with Mole and Ratty • Michele Hanson goes way down in New Orleans • Laurence Scott steps out with Uncle Sidney • Ralph Harrington meets the birdman of Singapore • Tim Mackintosh-Smith travels the road to Oxiana with Robert Byron • Anthony Gardner plays tennis with the Masai • Annabel Walker goes on safari . . .


Return to Arcadia • ALBERTO MANGUEL

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

A Child in Africa • ANNABEL WALKER

Elspeth Huxley, The Flame Trees

Desert Wisdom • JUSTIN MAROZZI

Ahmed Hassanein Bey, The Lost Oases

I’ll Be Gloria • LAURENCE SCOTT

Horace McCoy, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Of Love and Lentils • ROBIN BLAKE

Peter Russell, The Elegies of Quintilius

The Bird Man of Singapore • RALPH HARRINGTON

C. A. Gibson-Hill, British Sea Birds; Birds of the Coast

Ignatius against the World • MICHELE HANSON

John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

You Won’t Look Back • RICHARD CONYNGHAM

On the London Library

Potentate of the Polysyllable • JOHN WALSH

Anthony Burgess, The Complete Enderby

Artless but not Heartless • PATRICK WELLAND

William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake

Iced Tea and Hospitality • MARIE E. WICKS

Jan Karon, The Mitford Years

From Harry’s Bar to Delhi • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

Robert Byron, The Road to Oxiana

Blight, Mildew and Smut • NICHOLAS MURRAY

Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

The Liquid Plains of the Sea • ANDY MERRILLS

Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II

A Term at Haggard Hall • ANTHONY GARDNER

Nicholas Best, Tennis and the Masai

Fitting Memorials • ARIANE BANKES

On lettering and commemorative engraving


About Slightly Foxed

The independent-minded quarterly that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it’s more like a well-read friend than a literary magazine. More . . . 



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